As Presbyterians, we are called to stand with our brothers and sisters living with HIV and offer them compassion and support. Medical advances have been made and people are able to manage their HIV infection through antiretroviral therapy, but social stigma still exists, making life difficult for the 36.9 million people worldwide currently living with HIV.
Who’s this toolkit for?
This toolkit provides helpful resources for PC(USA) congregations interested in responding to HIV in their communities and around the world. Church leaders, including pastors, mission and outreach committees, sessions, youth group leaders and Christian education teachers, will be able to use these resources to better understand HIV, how they can support people who are infected and affected by HIV, and why they should act locally and internationally to prevent the resurgence of infections.